Over the course of this year, as the spotlight has been shone on plastics and reducing global waste, the fashion and clothing industry has in turn also come under increased scrutiny. As consumers we are finally beginning to ask more questions about the way our clothes are produced, the waste the fashion industry generates and the impact this has on our planet.
Game season; a recipe for roast partridge; and why we should be making the most of this seasonal treat
It’s finally time to bring out the stockpots and casseroles. I love the food at this time of year: the deep, soothing flavours that come from simmering pots of stews and stocks, the comfort of the smells filling the kitchen and the melting textures of slow-cooked root vegetables.
It’s been a week of much celebration as we opened the doors to Bamford’s new wellness space at Brompton Cross in London on Monday. The last few days before an opening are always a slightly nervous time as you rush to add the final touches that will complete a space and realise your vision, but I am so immensely proud of the whole Bamford team.
I wonder whether like me you’ve ever enjoyed a meal at a restaurant and been tempted to slip through the door to the kitchen and talk to the creator of the wonderful things on your plates?
We host a wide range of events for budding artists and crafters at the farm but I wanted to share some imagery from a workshop we held this week, which I found particularly beautiful and inspiring.
Since I started out along the path towards farming organically, I have been passionate about protecting our bees. Bees are life’s essential pollinators and without them we would no longer be able to grow and produce our food.
Every day we each make small choices that can have an impact on our environment. Of course, choosing to buy and eat organic produce, or grow our own food, is one choice I believe can have a far-reaching effect on our planet and its future, but another that is closely related are the products we use to clean our houses. It’s something I’m very passionate about.
Towards the end of September or early October, the daylight fades and the autumn equinox, heralds the transition to the new season, a time which has also traditionally been marked by celebration.
Today I’m very happy to be sharing news of a project our teams at Bamford and Daylesford have been working on for many months.
The sun is definitely lower in the sky, there’s a noticeable chill in the air and I know autumn is starting to settle in because the blackberries have started appearing in the hedgerows.
This season, the collection is focused around rich, natural tones, which have been inspired by the plumage of British birds, from dark raven blacks and tawny browns through to lighter snowy whites.
To many people, particularly in this country, the simple act of putting the kettle on to make a cup of tea is a ritual that instantly soothes, comforts and calms. And I confess I am very much of that belief.